Blame For The Deaths Of Romeo And Juliet
The first reason the feud is to blame for the deaths of Romeo and Juliet is because it shapes people’s actions and thoughts.
As you all know, the feud has existed for many, many years and is deeply ingrained into the minds of the Montagues and Capulets. In critical points in the play we watch the families’ hatred for one another compromise their …show more content…
In fact, the play even starts with servants of the two different households fighting one another.
This is a clear display that Capulets and Montagues couldn’t act civil to one another, couldn’t pass each other on the street without creating a scene.
So therefore there was no way that two people from the different families could be together. Nobody would allow it. Their only options were nothing or death.
Which is why Romeo and Juliet had to hide their love in the first place. Romeo then seeks the Friar for his help in conducting a secret marriage between him and Juliet. The feud is actually the reason why he decides to marry them, as he believes the marriage will bring the families together. His exact words in Act 2 Scene 3 are
In one respect I’ll thy assistant be,
For this alliance may so happy prove
To turn your households ' rancour to pure love.
The forbidden marriage that Romeo and Juliet share means that they must take extreme measures to ensure their love stays hidden. As this task becomes increasingly difficult, things start to go